“Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer;
and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.”
– Pope Francis
As we enter the Marian month, call on Mary — who never failed to hear and respond to God’s call — to help you as determine the path of discipleship that is right for you.
O Mary, Queen of the Order of Friars Minor: Guide and direct us that we may make known your name and mercies to all nations and peoples. Bless our humble efforts for your Divine Son, King of the Universe. We beseech you to inspire noble and chosen souls among the youth for a life in Christ in the spirit of our holy Father Saint Francis. With motherly benevolence foster and strengthen many vocations for the Order of Friars Minor so that seraphic love, labor and sacrifice will ever continue to flourish in this land of yours. Amen.
Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing care you provide your Church with witnesses of your love for us.
We pray for those whom you call to religious life to rebuild your Church, following the way of St. Francis of Assisi.
Inspire in them a generous response. Grant them courage and vision to answer the challenge of the gospel. May their lives and service encourage your people to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us.
May we, too, know you better. Open our hearts to hear your call.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
The vocation prayer appears on our website, BeAFranciscan.org. Visit the Vocation Prayers page for additional prayers.